New York

The Family Center

Who We Are

The Family Center serves as an expert support system for New Yorkers confronting a family crisis or loss. Our team of social-service, legal, and health professionals uses a comprehensive yet personalized approach. We tailor programs for each client, so that families get essential care on all fronts. Together, we work to keep families stronger, longer. Since our founding in 1994, we have specialized in helping families when a parent or other primary caregiver faces a serious or terminal illness, such as HIV or cancer. Our seasoned team coordinates options for both immediate needs and long-term planning, so that families can prepare for a secure future. Working with their innate strengths, we help our clients stabilize and regain control. At-home visits are a cornerstone of our business. Our representatives can meet at a family's home for every type of service, at any point in a program. With a staff of social workers, medical care managers, lawyers, early childhood specialists, and more, the Family Center makes sure our clients have the right advocates at every step, until they're back on their feet. Our results show that this integrated process is key to sustainable success. We also build a sense of community among our clients, broadening their support network. All Family Center offerings are free and confidential. To continually improve our agency, we regularly evaluate both our organization and the community we serve. By analyzing internal data and participating in independent research studies, we pinpoint the most effective strategies for our clients. We also respond to emerging challenges, such as the spiking rate of diabetes. With clear business principles and passionate dedication, we restore families' health and hope.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Contact Type
Phone Number
(212) 766-4522
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

We serve families coping with HIV/AIDS, cancer and families caring for minor children not their own. Our attorneys are zealous advocates and aid clients with a broad range of legal issues.

Our mission is simple: We provide the highest quality of legal services for our clients.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Additional Service Area Info
Sliding scale based on income
Language(s) Spoken
  • Haitian Creole / Kreyòl ayisyen

Other language spoken: French Creole

Income Guidelines

We serve families affected by illness regardless of their income.

Most of our services are free, but we may require a sliding scale fee based on income.

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Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be:
- Terminally ill (cancer or HIV/AIDS positive) with a minor child
- A grandparent caregiver of minor children
- Individual or family affected by Hurricane Sandy

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Referrals to other related social and legal services.

General Contact Information

The Family Center
315 West 36th Street, 4th Floor (map)
Manhattan, NY 10018
(212) 766-4522 x150
(212) 766-1696
Last Review and Update: Jun 06, 2013